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Skilled Nursing Occupancy Increased in March for Second Straight Month, But Remains Low

By: Bill Kauffman  |  June 09, 2021

  Medicare Patient Day Mix Continues Decline.   NIC MAP® Data Service, powered by NIC MAP Vision, released its latest Skilled Nursing Monthly Report on June 3, 2021, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through March 2021.

COVID-19  |  Ideas and Discussion  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Study Shows Care Setting Impact on COVID-19 Mortality

By: Ryan Brooks  |  June 07, 2021

NIC provided a grant to NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) to study the disparate effects of the pandemic on different seniors housing and care settings. The study results have just been released.

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker

Nursing Homes Are Now Safe, But Data Raises Questions

By: Beth Mace and Omar Zahraoui  |  June 02, 2021

A look back at a year’s worth of data on COVID-19 case counts in U.S. nursing homes reveals some surprising insights, and some important questions. The data indicate that U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are currently the safest places to be for frail older adults, who are most susceptible to the virus. In fact, case counts within SNFs are down 98% since the December 20th launch of the long-term care vaccination program. By May 16, they accounted for about 0.3% of U.S. cases.

NIC MAP Vision  |  Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing Occupancy Increased in February

By: Bill Kauffman  |  May 14, 2021

Managed Medicare Patient Day Mix Continues Increase